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TRAINING DIVISION WEBINARS

Training Division webinars are designed to provide opportunities for CJA panel attorneys and federal defender staff to receive quality training on a variety of criminal defense topics utilizing computer and video technology to provide live interactive training.  Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter by participating in polling questions and to ask questions in real time.  These presentations will be recorded for later playback for those unable to participate in the live webinars.  Each presentation will last 1 hour. Information on upcoming topics and registration appears below.





    CURRENT ILLEGAL REENTRY DEFENSE STRATEGIES: THAWING THE ICE-STORM

    February 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Contact:
    odstbwebtraining@ao.uscourts.gov
    REGISTER HERE

    The prosecution of the reentry of deported aliens (Title 8 U.S.C. Section 1326) has been second only to drug offenses in all federal charges for the past several years.  In Fiscal Year 2014, for example, the United States Sentencing Commission reported that 29.3% of all federal criminal cases were immigration-related, or more than 22,000 cases.  Section 1326(d) limits the collateral attack on underlying deportation orders unless the defendant can show that all administrative remedies have been exhausted, the deportation proceedings deprived the alien the opportunity for judicial review, and that the entry of the order was fundamentally unfair.  This webinar will review the elements of the offense, outline diligent trial preparation and discovery strategies, and examine current examples of effective 1326(d) challenges to prior deportation orders that have led to dismissal of charges and other favorable outcomes for the non-citizen defendant.


    Presented by:

    Raul Ayala, Visiting Attorney Advisor, Defender Services Office Training Division, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California

    Joanna Silver, Appellate Attorney, Office of the Federal Defender for the District of Maryland



    CURRENT ILLEGAL REENTRY DEFENSE STRATEGIES: THAWING THE ICE-STORM (REPEAT)

    February 18, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Contact:
    odstbwebtraining@ao.uscourts.gov
    REGISTER HERE

    The prosecution of the reentry of deported aliens (Title 8 U.S.C. Section 1326) has been second only to drug offenses in all federal charges for the past several years.  In Fiscal Year 2014, for example, the United States Sentencing Commission reported that 29.3% of all federal criminal cases were immigration-related, or more than 22,000 cases.  Section 1326(d) limits the collateral attack on underlying deportation orders unless the defendant can show that all administrative remedies have been exhausted, the deportation proceedings deprived the alien the opportunity for judicial review, and that the entry of the order was fundamentally unfair.  This webinar will review the elements of the offense, outline diligent trial preparation and discovery strategies, and examine current examples of effective 1326(d) challenges to prior deportation orders that have led to dismissal of charges and other favorable outcomes for the non-citizen defendant.


    Presented by:

    Raul Ayala, Visiting Attorney Advisor, Defender Services Office Training Division, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California

    Joanna Silver, Appellate Attorney, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland